We recently released the latest edition of our Fall Protection User Training Program. This version (number 4.51) replaces Version 2.0. (Note: The jump in version numbers was intended to synchronize with the versions of our other training programs). If you are familiar with Version 2.0, you should find this version very easy to use. [caption id="attachment_12275" align="alignright" width="150"] Fall Protection User Leader's Guide[/caption] What are the main differences? We updated some of the graphics and re-ordered some of the sections. Additional information was added to the leader's notes. We also updated the section on self-retracting lanyards to reflect the ANSI...
April 9, 2018
OSHA requires that companies certify their forklift operators every three years. But what about forklift trainer qualifications? What makes these persons “qualified” to certify others?
April 2, 2018
A Fall protection harness has saved many lives but like any PPE you need to follow specific practices. Over time those practices will turn into habits. Hopefully you can train and encourage those at your location to add these two simple steps to your harness donning procedure.
While we might be eager to jump on a telehandler and get to work, performing a quick pre-job site assessment might save you a lot of time and trouble.
Consider the following scenario: Your supervisor asks you unload a piece of machinery off a truck. When you get there you find out that the load is a few hundred pounds heavier than your truck’s capacity. But it would be well within the capacity of two lift trucks. Can you suspend the load from both trucks and complete the task?
Jan 22, 2018
Does your facility require a rescue team? What OSHA standards require some kind of emergency response procedures? If your facility needs some level of emergency response, how do you develop these capabilities? What types of procedures, equipment, and training is needed? Or should it be out sourced?
Dec 12, 2017
With winter rapidly approaching it is time to think about how changes in weather, etc. can impact the safe operation of forklifts in three key areas.
Oct 10, 2017
Fall protection equipment manufacturers are innovators. They are constantly developing new types of equipment and upgrading the capabilities of existing equipment. Self-retracting lanyards (SRLs or ‘yo-yos’) provide a great example of this innovation.
Sep 6, 2017
The rules that deal with confined space training are clear. Entrants and attendants may need to know a lot about medical issues.